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mynenniWeek one

We are involved in postcrossing; where we send postcards (and receive them) all around the word. I am going to walk to the postoffice every Saturday to send the postcards for that day.

Yesterday was the first day I decided to do this. I even stepped it up and went to pick us up lunch in a different direction afterwards. I typically would have driven for all of this. I even was tempted to walk to the post office and then come home and drive to the place I was going to pick up lunch. Instead, I walked the whole thing.

Surprising to me, it only took me just less than 30 minutes to do the whole trip! It actually only took me 5 minutes to walk to the postoffice; I thought for sure it would take at least 15 minutes.

Knowing this, I am defintely going to start walking more places. My mother-in-law lives only a 5 minute drive from us; from now on I am going to offer to walk over there when possible. If we are just going to go there and hang out, there’s no reason for me to drive. Of course, I will have to make an exception when I have to dress up to go out somewhere.

Maybe someday I can get my husband to join me as well; but even if I don’t, I am enjoying this! 6 years ago

ColeDepends on how far you have to walk...

just because I’m lazy… 6 years ago


I’ve been walking to the bus stop and back home for the last week!
I actually like that time spent walking. I like listening to my ipod and just thinking about.. stuff.
It’s my quiet self-time.
Hopefuly I can keep this up for longer. 7 years ago


I walked to the bus stop.
But I was just wearing the WRONG SHOES.
Why did I have to pick pointy toed heels.
W H Y?!

It was a painful experience. GOING to the busstop was ok. but coming back was horrendous beause I was suffering from pain that I dealt with, all the way through uni. Walking back was 10 min of excruiciating pain. When I got home, I saw that littles bits of skin were scraped off of 3 of my toes, and 2 gigantic blisters forms on my 2 little toes. And 1 of the little blisters burst while I was walking and all the liquid in there oozed out.

I will do this another day with normal comfortable shoes. And I will do it sometime next week because the weather forecast is HORRIBLE for this week. (and I really hate carrying around umbrellas.. I really do). 7 years ago


I’m starting to take the bus to school because gas prices are like not my thing right now.
Ok but the thing is, I live about 8 min walk away from the bus stop.
But I DRIVE to the bus stop.
How stupid is that?
Also, the bus stop is situated next to our massive mall.
I also, drive to the mall.
I have all sorts of excuses – too many books to carry, my legs are kinda sore, it’s too sunny.. dont want to get sunburnt! dont want to get wrinkles when I’m older!, it’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring.
I guess the rain excuse is an acceptable one, but not the others!
I have to start walking – better for my health, my wallet, and the earth’s atmosphere :) 7 years ago


I can’t drive anyways, but I barely get driven places at all now. My friend and I walked took an hour long walk to the stores we wanted to go to even though it was 10 degrees. My hair froze but oh well. It was worth it. 7 years ago


I’m doing it 8 years ago

kwikawalk to fitness

I like to walk. I used to walk. So why don’t I walk now?
Town is just a few hundred steps away, that’s nothing in the great scheme of things.
I could do the return trip in 20/30 minutes. I could, I should, I will, very soon. 8 years ago

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